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Java Chatman

Director of Radio

601-432-6703 |

Java Chatman, Director of Radio at Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB), embarked on his media career back in 2002 at Jackson State University's WJSU. Over the years, he has made his mark across commercial, independent, and public radio stations, before finding his true calling at MPB in 2017.

Prior to his stint at MPB, Java touched lives as a public-school teacher for over five years. His passion for learning transcends his work, as he constantly strives to create content and programming that not only informs and entertains but also inspires.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Java's work in radio is a vibrant celebration of Southern culture, echoing his own roots.